The U.S. Navy has developed a five-year strategic plan to build up the military service’s cyber protection teams and weaponize its computer networks, Defense News reported Thursday.
Joe Gould writes the Navy’s cyber strategy involves transforming networks into a warfighting platform for the branch to gain situational awareness, control and secure operations in cyberspace.
“We’ve got to be able to prevent the intrusion in the first place, and if there is an intrusion, respond to prevent lateral movement inside our network,” Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet chief, told reporters.
Tighe added the command is halfway through an initiative to establish up to 40 teams of active, reserve and civilian information technology specialists, according to Defense News.
She told the publication the command seeks to leverage on the professionals’ existing skill sets and train them on the organization’s cyber operations.